The White House had stated before-hand that the bill would not pass in it's current state
Look what happened
They said the same about SOPA, so people wanted to make sure they were correct.
The NDAA allows the Executive branch to assassinate, arrest, and kill people without any investigation more than probable cause. if you're missing a finger, if you're stocking up weeks forth of food rations, you're a terrorist if they say so.
The Executive branch? Like, The President? If you hadn't noticed, he could probably do that anyway. He's the president. He could assassinate you, as well as kill you. ^.
But look, if you want to exaggerate "probable cause" to mean that you were hoarding food, if you think the government could assassinate/kill somebody and that kind of evidence would stand up in court, and the entire nation wouldn't pump their shotguns and run out the front door screaming, then well, Ima have to disagree. Strongly.
This country still has a backbone, as well as a constitution. I think it's the right thing to protest these laws, but I also think that it's crucial that people look at the situation realistically, so they can have a logical response to it.
If people are so paranoid that they start believing that our government has >the money, >the time, or, >the desire to kill a random American citizen that watches too much Alex Jones and try and say that it was probably (see what I did there?) cause for engaging a "suspected terrorist" on American soil, with weapons, then that's just too much Alex Jones.
It doesn't work that way, and when it does, shit really
goes down. I mean, people in America aren't so dumb that they can't see the end when it cometh. That's why we all. have. bloody. guns.